Nelson Mandela’s “I am prepared to die” speech

April 15, 2021

Nelson Mandela’s immortal “I am prepared to die” speech.

On 20 April 1964, at the beginning of the Rivonia Trialists’ defence, Nelson Mandela delivered his immortal “I am prepared to die” speech. In the three-hour long missive — considered by many to be an early tenet of our democracy — he went into great detail to justify the motivations of the ANC, the realities of political resistance, and the injustice of the apartheid regime. 

But it is his closing lines that would be quoted by young politicians for decades and recycled ubiquitously into house music songs. Reportedly looking the judge squarely in the face, he said: 

“During my lifetime I have dedicated my life to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realised. But, my Lord, if it needs to be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

Mandela delivered these words despite his lawyers cautioning that the judge might snap up the dare and impose the death penalty — an outcome many observers thought was a distinct possibility at the start of the trial.

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“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people that little else has…It is more powerful in governments in breaking down racial barriers.”

– Madiba (www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com)

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change theworld.

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